Definition of unvirtuous in English:

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unvirtuous

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈvəːtʃʊəs/
/ʌnˈvəːtjʊəs/

adjective

Not having or showing high moral standards: if our actions are unvirtuous the results will be negative
More example sentences
  • The classical moral categories of action are ethical vs. unethical, just vs. unjust and virtuous vs. unvirtuous.
  • Here is a city where we've dreamt brilliantly of virtue while doing spectacularly unvirtuous things.
  • Schadenfreude is an unvirtuous emotion of which we should be ashamed.

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